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Updated February 11, 2018
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Luís Paulo Salvado
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Pros
  • Good work environment, young talented people to work with, Interesting projects in portugal and abroad in several locations (in 18 reviews)

  • Good work environment, great team, flexible work time (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stable but stale workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BI Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - BI Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novabase full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good conditions at the office
    No extra hours
    Friendly and stable environment to work in

    Cons

    Serious lack of company culture and values
    Technical training and certifications limited to the scope of the project you are involved in
    No internal mobilty

    Advice to Management

    Technical training open to all employees and internal mobility, such as job offers and cross training. Also work harder on the company's culture and values.


  2. "Better than expected, simple"

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novabase full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stability, as I was always with the same client. We are always paid on time. No over hours

    Cons

    Not many chances to grow. Beyond specific client needs, I dont feel like the company is invested in me.

  3. "Associate Professional"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professional (Java) in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Associate Professional (Java) in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novabase full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team spirit, Good location

    Cons

    Bad Salary, no career progress


  4. "Good school to start"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novabase full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good variety of projects
    - Good technologies
    - Variety of formations/certifications is also good

    Cons

    - Some projects don't have work/life balance
    - Managers are the biggest problem: bully people, you cannot leave on time, their faults are usually suffered by the employees lower in the chain
    - Salary is no big deal for the hard job you need to do
    - Early evaluations are a total joke and witch hunt

    Advice to Management

    - quit your job if you don't like to manage projects.


  5. "Good place to work but progression slow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novabase full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good Teamwork
    ability to learn and fail without being punish
    working in different business markets
    oportunity to have a carrer plan and coaching process

    Cons

    salary is below market;
    training is internal (missing certification process)

    Advice to Management

    Turn over to high .. other companies see us as a "good school to learn before entering the real world"


  6. "Novabase"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novabase full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Programme for recent graduates and good salary (every year many graduates have here their first working experience and they are offered an open-ended contract).
    We don’t have to report at what time we arrive and leave the office.
    We have some flexibility on our schedule (depending on who is managing the project).
    Good office conditions.

    Cons

    Working from home or another place that isn’t the office isn’t such a common practice.
    Although it "sells" itself as innovative business, it doesn’t promote that much innovation and creativity within the company.
    There isn’t a strong feeling of social and environmental responsibility.
    Management is a weak point in the company.
    Many hierarchy levels and some conflicts between them.
    The company changed its structure a couple of years ago and it's still possible to understand that not everything is settled yet.

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand what motivates (or demotivates) workers (not only on a professional level) and give them tools (and/or time) to pursue it.
    Organise the "house", be honest with your employees and keep them updated about the ongoing changes.


  7. "Java Bootcamp"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Trainee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novabase full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Decent salary;
    - Nice environment and offices;
    - They have everything you need and very organized.

    Cons

    - Terrible comunication from HR department;
    - Lack of feedback;

    Advice to Management

    - More clear and concise interviews;
    - More feedback during, at least, the 1st month.

  8. "IT Professional"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novabase full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and good opportunities

    Cons

    Big company, less human behavior


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The company seems to be stopped in the 90's."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Professional in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Novabase full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting people and potentially interesting (at first sight) projects.

    Cons

    The entire management levels and the psychotic organizational are the biggest problem. Policies, processes and methodologies are obsolete.
    Motivation and team work are in the way of becoming extinct.

    Advice to Management

    Urgent: Organize the company (seriously)! Hire a entire C level with industry and disciplines knownow (not friends or opportunities for the buddies).


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Worst working experience ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novabase full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company
    Potentially interesting projects (if we are lucky with the project manager)

    Cons

    Senior Managers are a cancer in this company.
    During the 8 months I worked for Novabase I had the worst working experience of my life.
    The project managers receive a percentage of the project's profit, they are very incompetent and will make you work unlimited hours so they will get the most profit.
    I had one manager that created an Access database to manage the client's reported issues!!! And this Access file was updated and sent by email back and forward between devs and the client - this is shocking and demonstrates the incompetence of these people!!!

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the CEO: fire all the senior managers


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